22 hospitals sent 'infected' drip linked to blood poisoning

The suspected contaminated batch of a food supplement linked to the death of one baby and the illness of 14 others was sent to 22 different hospitals, including three in the South East, the medicines regulator has said.

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said the batch was sent to both private and NHS hospitals across England.

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Number of baby blood poisoning cases rises to 21

Three more cases of blood poisoning linked to a batch of intravenous liquid given to babies have been identified. Public Health England said yesterday that a batch was "strongly linked" to the death of one baby and the illness of 20 others.